A rival approaches!

The latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump unveiled a new cast member for the My Hero Academia anime series. Nobuhiko Okamoto will play the role of Izuku’s rival, Katsuki Bakugō.

Okamoto joins the previously announced cast members for Izuku and All Might:

  • Izuku Midoriya: Daiki Yamashita
  • All Might: Kenta Miyake

You can check out the official unveil, which includes Bakugō’s character design, below:

My Hero Academia Character Confirmation Katsuki Bakugo 001 - 20151115

My Hero Academia is based on Kōhei Horikoshi’s manga of the same name. The series is being directed by Kenji Nagasaki at Bones, with Yousuke Kuroda (Gundam Build Fighters, Trigun) providing the show’s scripts. Yoshihiko Umakoshi (Berserk) is in charge of the show’s character designs.

Several character designs, as well as an official promo video were unveiled in the weeks that followed the show’s announcement. Color design sheets for Izuku and All Might hit the web earlier this week. You can check all of these out below:

Promo Video

Character Designs

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